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Chapter 750-4 APPLICATIONS

Rule 750-4-.01 Examination

Successful completion of Basic and Advanced courses taught by Board-approved education providers are required in order for applicants to sit for certification examinations, unless otherwise noted in these rules.

Rule 750-4-.02 Application for Certificate

A qualified applicant may apply for a certification by submission to the Board of a completed application and non-refundable application fee.

No application for certification will be considered by the board for approval without documented evidence that all of the following certification requirements have been met:

(a) passage of the appropriate examination;
(b) documentation of education, in accordance with Board Rule 750-3-.04(1);
(c) completion of the required course(s), in accordance with Board Rule 750-3-.04(2);
(d) completion of the required experience, in accordance with Board Rule 750-3-.04(3).

Rule 750-4-.03 Certification by Endorsement

(1) The Board may, upon application, issue a certificate without examination to any person who holds a certificate in good standing issued by another country or by any state, territory, or possession of the United States when the following criteria are fulfilled:
(a) the country, state, territory, or possession of the United States has, in the opinion of the Board, requirements substantially similar to those of the Board;
(b) the applicant submits an application for certification by endorsement on a Board-approved form;
(c) a verification of certification completed by the country, province, state, territory, or possession of the United States is submitted to the Board specifying that the applicant has a current certification and is in good standing;
(d) the applicant holds at a minimum a high school diploma or GED certificate and provides proof of such when submitting an application to the Board;
(e) the applicant submits the appropriate non-refundable application fee. (refer to Fee Schedule.)
(2) If an applicant cannot satisfy the standards above, the applicant may apply for certification under Rule 750-3-.04.

Rule 750-4-.04 [Repealed]

Rule 750-4-.05 Repealed

Rule 750-4-.06 Military Spouses and Transitioning Service Members

(1) As used in this rule, the following terms shall mean:
a. "Board" means the State Board of Examiners for Certification of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Laboratory Analysts.
b. "License" means any license issued by the State Board of Examiners for Certification of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Laboratory Analysts.
c. "Military" means the United States armed forces, including the National Guard.
d. "Military spouse" means a spouse of a service member or transitioning service member.
e. "Service member" means an active or reserve member of the armed forces, including the National Guard.
f. "Transitioning service member" means a member of the military on active duty status or on separation leave who is within 24 months of retirement or 12 months of separation.
(2) Effective July 1, 2017, military spouses and transitioning service members may qualify for expedited processing of the license application by showing that the applicant is a military spouse or transitioning service member and that the applicant has paid the fee and meets the requirements for a license under the law and rules for the type of license for which the applicant has applied.